Discussion:
brief advice for the Wozniaks of the world
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Odd Bodkin
2021-04-03 19:47:34 UTC
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Don’t show up to engage in a battle of wits if you’re an unarmed man.

And if you make that mistake once, learn from it. Above all, don’t do it
over and over and over for two decades. That will drive you crazy. You’ll
start feeling old, tired, and angry. You’ll think everyone’s trying to
prove themselves superior to you. You’ll think you’re kicking asses but
it’s your ass that’s always bruised. You’ll think standards are there to
forbid. You’ll see words mysteriously change to being all caps with three
exclamation marks. You’ll start to think you’re an expert on anything that
contains information — anything at all. You’ll think that Aristotle,
Euclid, and the dictionary are the pinnacle of science.

If that ever happens to you, Woz, step back. You’d be walking on very thin
ice.
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Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
JanPB
2021-04-05 22:35:03 UTC
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Post by Odd Bodkin
Don’t show up to engage in a battle of wits if you’re an unarmed man.
And if you make that mistake once, learn from it. Above all, don’t do it
over and over and over for two decades. That will drive you crazy. You’ll
start feeling old, tired, and angry. You’ll think everyone’s trying to
prove themselves superior to you. You’ll think you’re kicking asses but
it’s your ass that’s always bruised. You’ll think standards are there to
forbid. You’ll see words mysteriously change to being all caps with three
exclamation marks. You’ll start to think you’re an expert on anything that
contains information — anything at all. You’ll think that Aristotle,
Euclid, and the dictionary are the pinnacle of science.
If that ever happens to you, Woz, step back. You’d be walking on very thin
ice.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
You are talking to a madman. I'm assuming you are really addressing
everyone but that poor soul.

--
Jan
Odd Bodkin
2021-04-05 23:30:31 UTC
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Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Don’t show up to engage in a battle of wits if you’re an unarmed man.
And if you make that mistake once, learn from it. Above all, don’t do it
over and over and over for two decades. That will drive you crazy. You’ll
start feeling old, tired, and angry. You’ll think everyone’s trying to
prove themselves superior to you. You’ll think you’re kicking asses but
it’s your ass that’s always bruised. You’ll think standards are there to
forbid. You’ll see words mysteriously change to being all caps with three
exclamation marks. You’ll start to think you’re an expert on anything that
contains information — anything at all. You’ll think that Aristotle,
Euclid, and the dictionary are the pinnacle of science.
If that ever happens to you, Woz, step back. You’d be walking on very thin
ice.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
You are talking to a madman. I'm assuming you are really addressing
everyone but that poor soul.
--
Jan
Of course.

He’s a cautionary tale.
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Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
JanPB
2021-04-06 23:42:07 UTC
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Post by Odd Bodkin
Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Don’t show up to engage in a battle of wits if you’re an unarmed man.
And if you make that mistake once, learn from it. Above all, don’t do it
over and over and over for two decades. That will drive you crazy. You’ll
start feeling old, tired, and angry. You’ll think everyone’s trying to
prove themselves superior to you. You’ll think you’re kicking asses but
it’s your ass that’s always bruised. You’ll think standards are there to
forbid. You’ll see words mysteriously change to being all caps with three
exclamation marks. You’ll start to think you’re an expert on anything that
contains information — anything at all. You’ll think that Aristotle,
Euclid, and the dictionary are the pinnacle of science.
If that ever happens to you, Woz, step back. You’d be walking on very thin
ice.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
You are talking to a madman. I'm assuming you are really addressing
everyone but that poor soul.
--
Jan
Of course.
He’s a cautionary tale.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
Didn't know he was still around. Are his posts getting increasingly in the medical range or is it just the usual endless repetition? Poor guy.

--
Jan
Maciej Wozniak
2021-04-07 04:32:43 UTC
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Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Don’t show up to engage in a battle of wits if you’re an unarmed man.
And if you make that mistake once, learn from it. Above all, don’t do it
over and over and over for two decades. That will drive you crazy. You’ll
start feeling old, tired, and angry. You’ll think everyone’s trying to
prove themselves superior to you. You’ll think you’re kicking asses but
it’s your ass that’s always bruised. You’ll think standards are there to
forbid. You’ll see words mysteriously change to being all caps with three
exclamation marks. You’ll start to think you’re an expert on anything that
contains information — anything at all. You’ll think that Aristotle,
Euclid, and the dictionary are the pinnacle of science.
If that ever happens to you, Woz, step back. You’d be walking on very thin
ice.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
You are talking to a madman. I'm assuming you are really addressing
everyone but that poor soul.
--
Jan
Of course.
He’s a cautionary tale.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
Didn't know he was still around. Are his posts getting increasingly in the medical range or is it just the usual endless repetition? Poor guy.
And syntax schmyntax, isn't it?
Odd Bodkin
2021-04-07 12:26:18 UTC
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Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Don’t show up to engage in a battle of wits if you’re an unarmed man.
And if you make that mistake once, learn from it. Above all, don’t do it
over and over and over for two decades. That will drive you crazy. You’ll
start feeling old, tired, and angry. You’ll think everyone’s trying to
prove themselves superior to you. You’ll think you’re kicking asses but
it’s your ass that’s always bruised. You’ll think standards are there to
forbid. You’ll see words mysteriously change to being all caps with three
exclamation marks. You’ll start to think you’re an expert on anything that
contains information — anything at all. You’ll think that Aristotle,
Euclid, and the dictionary are the pinnacle of science.
If that ever happens to you, Woz, step back. You’d be walking on very thin
ice.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
You are talking to a madman. I'm assuming you are really addressing
everyone but that poor soul.
--
Jan
Of course.
He’s a cautionary tale.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
Didn't know he was still around. Are his posts getting increasingly in
the medical range or is it just the usual endless repetition? Poor guy.
Rotting repetition, so the worst of both.
Post by JanPB
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Jan
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Odd Bodkin -- maker of fine toys, tools, tables
JanPB
2021-04-08 02:47:33 UTC
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Post by Odd Bodkin
Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Don’t show up to engage in a battle of wits if you’re an unarmed man.
And if you make that mistake once, learn from it. Above all, don’t do it
over and over and over for two decades. That will drive you crazy. You’ll
start feeling old, tired, and angry. You’ll think everyone’s trying to
prove themselves superior to you. You’ll think you’re kicking asses but
it’s your ass that’s always bruised. You’ll think standards are there to
forbid. You’ll see words mysteriously change to being all caps with three
exclamation marks. You’ll start to think you’re an expert on anything that
contains information — anything at all. You’ll think that Aristotle,
Euclid, and the dictionary are the pinnacle of science.
If that ever happens to you, Woz, step back. You’d be walking on very thin
ice.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
You are talking to a madman. I'm assuming you are really addressing
everyone but that poor soul.
--
Jan
Of course.
He’s a cautionary tale.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
Didn't know he was still around. Are his posts getting increasingly in
the medical range or is it just the usual endless repetition? Poor guy.
Rotting repetition, so the worst of both.
Post by JanPB
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Jan
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Odd Bodkin -- maker of fine toys, tools, tables
Have been out of here for a while (real life intrudes upon this idyll here and all that) so it's nice to know things remain unchanged at home :-)

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Jan
Michael Moroney
2021-04-07 15:00:03 UTC
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Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Don’t show up to engage in a battle of wits if you’re an unarmed man.
And if you make that mistake once, learn from it. Above all, don’t do it
over and over and over for two decades. That will drive you crazy. You’ll
start feeling old, tired, and angry. You’ll think everyone’s trying to
prove themselves superior to you. You’ll think you’re kicking asses but
it’s your ass that’s always bruised. You’ll think standards are there to
forbid. You’ll see words mysteriously change to being all caps with three
exclamation marks. You’ll start to think you’re an expert on anything that
contains information — anything at all. You’ll think that Aristotle,
Euclid, and the dictionary are the pinnacle of science.
If that ever happens to you, Woz, step back. You’d be walking on very thin
ice.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
You are talking to a madman. I'm assuming you are really addressing
everyone but that poor soul.
--
Jan
Of course.
He’s a cautionary tale.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
Didn't know he was still around. Are his posts getting increasingly in the medical range or is it just the usual endless repetition? Poor guy.
Both. Definitely more than bathtub gin or a vodka still in his back
yard. I suspect he's been huffing toilet bowl cleaner.
Odd Bodkin
2021-04-07 15:23:33 UTC
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Post by Michael Moroney
Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Don’t show up to engage in a battle of wits if you’re an unarmed man.
And if you make that mistake once, learn from it. Above all, don’t do it
over and over and over for two decades. That will drive you crazy. You’ll
start feeling old, tired, and angry. You’ll think everyone’s trying to
prove themselves superior to you. You’ll think you’re kicking asses but
it’s your ass that’s always bruised. You’ll think standards are there to
forbid. You’ll see words mysteriously change to being all caps with three
exclamation marks. You’ll start to think you’re an expert on anything that
contains information — anything at all. You’ll think that Aristotle,
Euclid, and the dictionary are the pinnacle of science.
If that ever happens to you, Woz, step back. You’d be walking on very thin
ice.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
You are talking to a madman. I'm assuming you are really addressing
everyone but that poor soul.
--
Jan
Of course.
He’s a cautionary tale.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
Didn't know he was still around. Are his posts getting increasingly in
the medical range or is it just the usual endless repetition? Poor guy.
Both. Definitely more than bathtub gin or a vodka still in his back
yard. I suspect he's been huffing toilet bowl cleaner.
He says openly that he is old and tired, as well as continuing to be bitter
and angry. It’s a fate the elderly should not inflict on themselves, but he
can’t seem to help himself.
--
Odd Bodkin -- maker of fine toys, tools, tables
JanPB
2021-04-08 02:50:52 UTC
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Post by Odd Bodkin
Don’t show up to engage in a battle of wits if you’re an unarmed man.
And if you make that mistake once, learn from it. Above all, don’t do it
over and over and over for two decades. That will drive you crazy. You’ll
start feeling old, tired, and angry. You’ll think everyone’s trying to
prove themselves superior to you. You’ll think you’re kicking asses but
it’s your ass that’s always bruised. You’ll think standards are there to
forbid. You’ll see words mysteriously change to being all caps with three
exclamation marks. You’ll start to think you’re an expert on anything that
contains information — anything at all. You’ll think that Aristotle,
Euclid, and the dictionary are the pinnacle of science.
If that ever happens to you, Woz, step back. You’d be walking on very thin
ice.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
You are talking to a madman. I'm assuming you are really addressing
everyone but that poor soul.
--
Jan
Of course.
He’s a cautionary tale.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
Didn't know he was still around. Are his posts getting increasingly in
the medical range or is it just the usual endless repetition? Poor guy.
Both. Definitely more than bathtub gin or a vodka still in his back
yard. I suspect he's been huffing toilet bowl cleaner.
He says openly that he is old and tired, as well as continuing to be bitter
and angry. It’s a fate the elderly should not inflict on themselves, but he
can’t seem to help himself.
He is in his forties last I checked. No? Approaching the midlife crisis, kind of makes psychological sense. He doesn't seem bitter, just overconfident and a bit childish. It will pass, just wait 30 years.

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Jan
Maciej Wozniak
2021-04-08 04:48:58 UTC
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Post by JanPB
Post by Odd Bodkin
Don’t show up to engage in a battle of wits if you’re an unarmed man.
And if you make that mistake once, learn from it. Above all, don’t do it
over and over and over for two decades. That will drive you crazy. You’ll
start feeling old, tired, and angry. You’ll think everyone’s trying to
prove themselves superior to you. You’ll think you’re kicking asses but
it’s your ass that’s always bruised. You’ll think standards are there to
forbid. You’ll see words mysteriously change to being all caps with three
exclamation marks. You’ll start to think you’re an expert on anything that
contains information — anything at all. You’ll think that Aristotle,
Euclid, and the dictionary are the pinnacle of science.
If that ever happens to you, Woz, step back. You’d be walking on very thin
ice.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
You are talking to a madman. I'm assuming you are really addressing
everyone but that poor soul.
--
Jan
Of course.
He’s a cautionary tale.
--
Odd Bodkin — Maker of fine toys, tools, tables
Didn't know he was still around. Are his posts getting increasingly in
the medical range or is it just the usual endless repetition? Poor guy.
Both. Definitely more than bathtub gin or a vodka still in his back
yard. I suspect he's been huffing toilet bowl cleaner.
He says openly that he is old and tired, as well as continuing to be bitter
and angry. It’s a fate the elderly should not inflict on themselves, but he
can’t seem to help himself.
He is in his forties last I checked. No? Approaching the midlife crisis, kind of makes psychological sense. He doesn't seem bitter, just overconfident and a bit childish. It will pass, just wait 30 years.
Sure, sure, and syntax schmyntax too.

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